An explanation about why the First Sunday after Easter is called "Low Sunday".
“Lo and behold” must have been the instinctive reaction of St. Thomas. This man who appears before my eyes, whom my finger and hands are touching and scrutinizing, this is my Rabboni Jesus! Thanks to this special apparition of the risen Christ to his faithless apostle, Thomas the incredulous was suddenly converted. “My Lord and my God”: he saw a man and he believed God. He was instantaneously turned into a real “apostle”, who was to carry the Good News of Christ. And this conversion would lead him to the bottom tip of India, converting souls by the thousands to the King of Glory!
“Low” is a comparative term which qualifies it relatively to what is “high”! The high Sunday is Easter, certainly the greatest of all liturgical feast. Christ’s resurrection in the flesh was probably the most unbelievable dogma for the Western pagan world, as St. Paul soon found out in Athens, which used to be the center of Western wisdom. The risen Christ is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not risen from the dead, our faith is vain!” The fact of Easter being a Sunday is also the main reason for moving the day of worship from the Jewish Sabbath to the Christian Sunday.
“Low” is probably said also of the end of the octave of the white catechumens parading in their bright and splendid garments of the faith, not unlike newborns. Low is said of them because it is the day when the neophytes (literally "new plants") shed their new skin and are considered now ordinary Christians, lost in the mass of God’s chosen ones.
“Low” can be especially said of this Sunday 2014 when the immaculate and eternal Church of Christ is receiving another abuse, with the apparent canonization of two popes who have so greatly contributed in the downfall and eclipse of our Holy Mother. And, although we certainly offer our prayers for the reigning pope and beg of the Holy Ghost to guide him in the tremendous duty of guiding the bark of Peter, we cannot but lament another stone being cast at the Eternal Church, the spotless Bride of Christ, when we recall to mind the calamities, massacre, left in the wake of Vatican II and its posterior era.
Oremus pro Regnante Pontifice!
Oremus pro Sancta Ecclesia Catholica!